Train Lady Gardens in North Barrington, Illinois

40. Visit The Train Lady’s Train Garden Masterpiece

 Of all the things to do in Barrington, there’s one event coming up tomorrow that I’m so excited to check out with our kids. The famous “Train Lady” of North Barrington is opening the fabulous train gardens on her 10-acre property to the public tomorrow, June 25th. It only happens once a year and this will be my first time ... Read more...

39. Speed Read "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress"

 It’s 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday (6/22) morning and I have a wicked case of insomnia.  My mind is racing like that of a pregnant woman weeks away from giving birth.  Wait a minute.  I AM a pregnant woman weeks away from giving birth.  So much to do.  So much to think about.  So little time left.  And who is this ... Read more...

38. Follow Your Dad’s Lead on Father’s Day

 There are some days when being a parent feels like the hardest job on earth. Your kids fight over finger puppets, a little tangled hair leads to a major meltdown and if the milk’s not in the purple cup, you’re just not going to win.  You end the day defeated, depleted and emotionally wiped, with a headache that makes you ... Read more...

Hands of Hope Garden in Zambia

37. Offer ‘Hands of Hope’ at Garden & Antique Faire

 The private gardens of three luxury Barrington estates will be open to the public over the next two days and this modest woman in the midst of her own community garden in Africa is part of the inspiration. She is growing vegetables in Mongu Zambia that she will use to feed her family and to sell at market. Her blushing ... Read more...

Weekly Farmers Market Returns to Barrington

36. Welcome Back to the Barrington Farmers Market

 We’ve been waiting since last fall for this!!! The weekly Farmers Market returns to Barrington for its 11th season this Thursday. So get ready for some freshly popped kettle corn, the balloon man, the lemonade guy and the return of some of your favorite farmers.  Plus, prepare to meet some brand new vendors this year.  To get into the spirit ... Read more...

Shop American at Norton's U.S.A. in Barrington, Illinois

35. Be Proud to BUY American at Norton’s U.S.A.

 It’s Flag Day, the stars and stripes are flying in Barrington and one local business is celebrating four years of supporting workers who make goods right here in America. If you’ve never stopped by Norton’s U.S.A. on Lageschulte Street, you’re in for a pleasant surprise and this is a great week to visit! The old fashioned general store is celebrating ... Read more...

Cancer Survivor Speaks at Barrington Relay for Life

34. Hear a Survivor’s Story and Join the Relay for Life

 A Barrington mom will be sharing deeply personal details about her ongoing fight with cancer before a huge crowd gathering at Barrington High School on Friday night. She’ll be speaking on behalf of area cancer survivors before the “Survivors Lap” which kicks off Barrington’s 2011 American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Her name is Sue McGrath and her story is ... Read more...

Dash for the Dogs in Barrington, Illinois

33. First Annual Dash for the Dogs Family Fun Day

 Now here’s a first for Barrington…a 5K that’s for the dogs!!! There are a number of road races in town throughout the year, but there’s a new one happening TOMORROW where your pooch is part of the program. That’s right. Take some laps with Fido for a good cause tomorrow in the first annual Dash for the Dogs at Citizen’s ... Read more...

Celebrate 2011 Barrington High School Graduates

32. Celebrate Barrington High School’s Class of 2011

 It’s a big day for Barrington High School’s Class of 2011! The senior students are graduating with some impressive honors and achievements tonight. There are 750 BHS students graduating during tonight’s commencement services which begin at 6 p.m. at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. I wanted to find out a little more about this year’s graduating class, like ... Read more...

Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle Visits Barrington

31. Meet Cook Co. Board President, Toni Preckwinkle

 Do you live or work in Cook County? Do you have questions about how our tax dollars are spent? Are you curious about the changes in store now that there’s a new Cook County Board President at the helm? Well, get this. The new woman on top, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, will be visiting Barrington on Monday of ... Read more...

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